Debates from the EU± series

The EU± project - a platform for discussions on topics related to current EU issues in the eyes of the young generation – takes place since the beginning of 2018. In the next year, we continue with debates on topics such as Euroscepticism, Brexit, V4, Erasmus +, work abroad, the situation in the Western Balkans, migration, cybersecurity, the Czech Republic within the EU or fake news and misinformation.

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INVITATION: Western Balkans in 2020: EU Enlargement in Turbulent Times

We would like to invite you to a debate "Western Balkans in 2020: EU Enlargement in Turbulent Times". The event will take place on Friday 27 November between 17:00–18:15 via Zoom and will be broadcasted on Facebook.

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RECOMMENDATIONS: Czech priorities during the presidency of the Council of the EU 2022

Summary and recommendations based on the discussion of National Convention on EU Affairs, which took place on 18 September 2020, regarding the priorities of the upcoming Czech presidency in the Council of the EU 2022, are now available. They were prepared by Zuzana Kasáková, Vladimír Bartovic and Vít Havelka from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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ČT24: European Council – Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and Sanctions on Belarus

On Friday, October 2, our Žiga Faktor commented for ČT24 the latest development of the European Council. The topics were the common action against Turkey and sanctions on Belarus.

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iRozhlas: An unusual summit to convince Lukashenko and Russia. What to expect from the meeting of EU leaders to Belarus?

The director of our Institute, Vladimír Bartovic, commented for iRozhlas news portal on the Special European Council meeting on Wednesday, 19 August 2020. The main topic of discussion of European leaders will be foreign policy issues regarding the current situation in Belarus.

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Seznam Zprávy: French fries, photos like from a school trip and scolding Macron. Behind the scenes of the summit

Vít Havelka commented on the European summit for the Checkpoint series, a podcast from Seznam Zprávy.

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Rádio Slovensko: EU leaders agreed on recovery fund

n Tuesday's (July 21st) broadcast of Rádio Slovensko, the director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Vladimír Bartovic, commented on the topic of the recovery fund, the form and division of finances which were agreed upon by the leaders of the European Union member states after the Special European Council.

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ČRo Plus: Afternoon Plus: Analysis of the Special European Council

The director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Vladimír Bartovic, was the guest of the afternoon broadcast of the Czech Radio Plus station on Monday, July 20. In his commentary, he provided an analysis of the special European Council.

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European Council Summary (17–21 July 2020)

Vít Havelka prepared a summary of the European Council meeting for the Czech Interests in the EU project, the topic of which was the EU budget for the period 2021 27 (multiannual financial framework) and the EU Next Generation Recovery Fund.

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Index of Czech Interests in the EU: The discussed European aid will be beneficial for the Czech economy

Within the project called Czech Interests in the EU, experts and researchers examine whether and how the interests of the Czech Republic are being carried through in European institutions. The result of the survey is the regularly published Index of Czech Interests. The topic of the first one is the response to the economic recession following the Special European Council.

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